Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania June 10, 2010
Dear Penn Staff Member,
The Penn Current Express is on a summer publication schedule. The next newsletter will be delivered to your inbox on June 24. Look for the print edition of the Penn Current today in racks on campus.  

"Power Down" on June 17 to help Penn gauge energy savings
Power Down
A "Power Down Challenge" is being held on Thursday, June 17, in which Penn staff should shut off all electrical appliances for one hour. The initiative will help Penn ascertain how much energy the University can conserve on a regular basis.

Silk Road
The Penn Museum is giving University staff a reason to stay late on Wednesday nights this summer at the "Silk Road Summer Nights" music series. Every Wednesday evening from June 23 through Aug. 25, artists will perform Asian and Middle Eastern music inspired by stops along the famous Silk Road.

National Debt
On Saturday, June 26, the Penn Project for Civic Engagement is co-chairing the AmericaSpeaks "Our Budget, Our Economy" National Town Meeting, a non-partisan forum to engage the public in a conversation about the federal budget and national debt.

Law School's big makeover begins
Law School
Work is underway on a building project that will transform Penn's Law School, both inside and out. This summer, crews will demolish Pepper Hall and erect in its place a new building with a rooftop garden, state-of-the-art courtroom, 350-seat auditorium and dramatic new glass entrance.

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Catch up with
Dan Harrell

Dan Harrell, the longtime custodian at The Palestra, discusses caring for the historic arena, graduating from Penn and friendly ghosts in West Philadelphia.
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